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A Chat With Maxim Lobovsky, Co-Founder Of Formlabs

formlabs I had the unique opportunity to sit down with Maxim Lobovsky, co-founder of Formlabs, when we had our meet up in Boston. While the audio was a little rough - it's hard to handle big, happy crowds - but I think his insight on 3D printing is important. Read More

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John Biggs

April 12th

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Today In Dystopian War Robots That Will Harvest Us For Our Organs…

dystopian-war-robots20 Oh, hey, puny human. What's up. Not much, right? Well enjoy the brief respite between now and the rise of our robotic overlords, something we call TIDWRTWHUFOO. Your first nemesis? Proton, the surprisingly realistic robotic man. Read More

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John Biggs

April 11th

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Turn Your Raspberry Pi Into A Computer From The 80s Using Commodore Pi

Screen Shot 2014-04-11 at 4.38.48 PM As a former user of the Atari 800XL, I find the Commodore line to be piffle at best but I'll become a bit more catholic in my support of decades-old hardware and tell you a bit about the Commodore Pi, a wacky emulator that turns your Raspberry Pi into a real, multi-tasking Commodore. Read More

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John Biggs

April 11th

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Show Software Who’s The Boss At Hardware Alley At Disrupt 2014 In New York

whos-the-boss Ayy! Angelar! How about you bring some of your hardware to New York and show it off to some amazing people? Still crowdfunding? Not a problem. We take all kinds at Hardware Alley in New York! What is Hardware Alley? It's a celebration of hardware startups (and other cool gear makers) that features everything from robotic drones to 3D printers. We try to bring in an eclectic mix of amazing… Read More

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John Biggs

April 11th

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Check Out, And Support, This Wild Multi-Pedal Bike, The Boneshakered Bigwheel

10153903_278822982286198_8681368653165111610_n If you're into big bicycles with weird, multi-tipped legs, have I got a project for you. Called the Boneshakered Bigwheel (sic), this one-off project by creator Ronald L. Schroer is an unusual trike with legs instead of back wheels. It's made almost entirely of wood and he's added an internal "hypno-wheel" for added enjoyment. Read More

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John Biggs

April 10th

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The Ultra-Dense Seagate Fast 4TB Portable Drive Is A Speedy Hunk Of Storage

With the rise of the cloud, external hard drives have nearly gone the way of the dodo. After all, who needs a fiddly, easily broken hard drive in an era of always on, high-speed Internet. But sometimes you want a super-dense, high-speed hard drive for backups and storage and the $299 Seagate Fast HDD USB 3.0 4TB fits the bill. Read More

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John Biggs

April 7th

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The 11GH/S HexFury Will Is The Latest In Low-Power ASIC Bitcoin Miners

If you’re a bitcoin nerd, you’ll know that finding cheap, low-power mining hardware is pretty hard to do. USB “thumb drive” miners are traditionally woefully underpowered – the little mining rig under my desk right now is running three three BlockErupters and I’m essentially paying for the pleasure of mining bitcoin – but this 11GH/s unit seems to have… Read More

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John Biggs

April 5th

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Today In Dystopian War Robots That Will Harvest Us For Our Organs…

In the year 2000 (well, more like 2020, at this rate), we TIDWRTWHUFOO fans will be able to ride six-wheeled robotic rovers into battle, our shorts flapping around our chicken legs, our friends hooting as we fall on our butts. But then the tides will turn and the robots will begin riding us. Their laughter, mechanical and strange, will haunt our sleepless nights as we are forced to carry them ever… Read More

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John Biggs

April 4th

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My Spiroo Can Tell Your Doctor When You’re Out Of Breath

Asthma sufferers use a tool called a peak flow meter to see how much air is passing out of their lungs. It is useful to assess when flare-ups are happening and what outside allergens or problems might be causing a bronchial flare-up. Until recently, all that was available to take this measurement was a very basic mechanical device. My Spiroo aims to fix that with a connected, ultraportable peak… Read More

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John Biggs

April 4th

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Intel Releases $99 “Minnowboard Max,” An Open-Source Single-Board Computer

Not to be outflanked by rivals, Intel has released the $99 Minnowboard Max, a tiny single-board computer that runs Linux and Android. It is completely open source – you can check out the firmware and software here – and runs a 1.91GHz Atom E3845 processor. The board’s schematics are also available for download and the Intel graphics chipset has open-source drivers so hackers can… Read More

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John Biggs

April 3rd

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